ELDORADO ( 12V356000 )
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
ELDORADO / AERO ELITE
ELDORADO / AEROLITE
ELDORADO / AEROTECH
ELDORADO / TRANSTECH
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 24, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,215
Summary: Eldorado National - Kansas (Eldorado) is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Aerotech, Aerolite, Aero Elite, and Transtech buses equipped with Braun Century-2 and Vista-2 wheelchair lifts. Over time, and with frequent use, the roll stop latches on the outer barrier may become bent or misaligned.
Consequence: A wheelchair occupant may defeat or ride over the insufficiently latched roll stop. If this occurs when the lift platform is in an elevated position, the wheelchair's occupant could fall and sustain injury.
Remedy: Eldorado will notify owners, and dealers will repair vehicles free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact Eldorado at 1-800-955-9086 ot Braun at 1-800-488-0359.